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Acer Ferrari 5000

Introduction

This is a guide to running Linux with the Acer Ferrari 5000 laptop.

This guide is intended to provide you details on how well this laptop works with Linux and which modules you need to configure. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at our guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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Specifications

NameAcer Ferrari 5000
ProcessorAMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60 2.0GHz
Screen15.4“ WSXGA+ Widescreen
RAM2GB
HDD160GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility Radeon X1600
NetworkEthernet, Atheros 802.11abg, Bluetooth

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Optical DriveYes
GraphicsYes
SoundYes
EthernetYes
WirelessYes
BluetoothNot Tested
56K ModemNot Tested
USBYes
FirewireNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
PCMCIANot Tested

Notes

Graphics

The ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 is supported by most current Linux distributions for 2D modes. If you want to take advantage of its 3D capabilities you will need to install the proprietary fglrx module. See the guides section here for details on how to do this.

Wireless

The wireless controller uses the Madwifi module. Many Linux distributions include this as standard however see our guides section for details about other distributions.

Summary

Unlike most AMD based laptops this one uses the Atheros wireless controller rather than a Broadcom based one, this make wireless support on Linux much better. If you select a Linux distribution which includes the Madwifi module as standard you will have no problem with the Acer Ferrari 5000.

acer_ferrari_5000.txt · Last modified: 2017/09/29 10:10 by don